Find the ‘second Lee Kang-in’! Now it’s time for ‘U-20’
Following the older brothers who made it to the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup Soccer Tournament, 20-year-old boys will challenge the under-20 World Cup stage this year.
Coach Kim Eun-joong is in the midst of discovering a new ace like Lee Kang-in, who led the runner-up in the last tournament, and reporter Park Seon-woo met.
A drama written by 20-year-olds four years ago led to a runner-up finish, the highest score in men’s football competitions organized by FIFA.
At the center was Lee Kang-in, who won the Golden Ball, the best player of the tournament, and emerged as the future of Korean soccer.
We are in the midst of finding the ‘second Lee Kang-in’ who will be the center of the 20-year-old Kim Eun-joong Hodo team, who will inherit the Polish legend in 4 years.
This is why attention is focused on second-line resources such as Kang Seong-jin, who has already stood out in the K-League, and Kim Yong-hak먹튀검증, who plays in the Portuguese first team.
In particular, Kang Seong-jin skipped the senior national team last year and is recognized for his potential enough to score multiple goals in the East Asian Cup.
[Soundbite] KANG Seong-jin/National Under-20 Football Team : “I thought it was cool to see my brothers finish runner-up four years ago, and I think I need to work hard to show a good performance.”] The national team qualified for the Under-20 World Cup in May
. To win, they must first place in the top four at the Asian Under-20 Cup next month.
In the quarterfinals, there is a high possibility of meeting Saudi Arabia or Japan, so it is expected that it will not be an easy match.
[Soundbite] Kim Eun-joong/Coach of the Under-20 National Soccer Team: “Korea won the championship in 2012 and we haven’t been able to do so yet, but I also won the championship when I was a player, so I want to build on that victory for the first time in a long time.”
] After improving the tactical perfection, we head to Uzbekistan, where the tournament will be held on the 24th.